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1,795 views, 0 by Moke

Add a Table Top Drill Press?

For some reason I have been looking at adding a table top DP. Keep in mind I have a very nice, but older Craftsman DP that was my second woodworking tool, 30+ years ago. It works well but is in the corner of my shop and sometimes has stuff in...

1,417 views, 0 by Kelly

Drilling Spheres

A friend gave me a bag of billiard balls. I figured I’d make some coat racks out of them. Holding them to drill holes to insert dowels can be a challenge. However, a piece of plywood I use under material I’m drilling was sitting on the drill...

1,060 views, 0 by Brian


Need a boring drill bit

I need a boring bit. I want one that is so boring I forget how easy it is to use it. I’m tired of the excitement caused by my cheap drill bits that start wandering all over creation. Those are loser bits. I want a winning bit. I want it to win so...

1,771 views, 0 by TonyCan


Ryobi DP100 drill press help

Ok so i purchased this a month or so ago, used. When i went to sure it the belt seemed too loose. I have been all over google and can not find what length the belt needs to be. Any help folks?

832 views, 0 by Moment


Fast Jig for Glueing and Drilling Dowels

It’s just a jig . About a foot long …….made from a Poplar 1×2 . I have installed a 45 degree chamfer bit in the router . This bit has a chamfer measuring a full 1 inch depth of cut. I used the max depth and routed the 1×2 poplar...

792 views, 0 by Shin


What's Your Favorite Power Tool?

So, what’s your favorite power tool? Mine, the router. It’s SO versatile. My second favorite tool? The drill. If I could have only two power tools, they would be the router and the drill. How about y’all? Happy Wooding!

1,532 views, 1 by Jack


Admitting our dangerous (and dumb) mistakes might help others.

When I decided to start this wonderful hobby, I bought on my first trip shopping the following: a table saw, planer, a scroll saw and a drill press. Having no idea how they worked, I unpacked, set them up and plugged them in. I was of course...

2,295 views, 0 by MontyJ


Mortise and tenon

Is it possible to make mortise and tenon joints without a mortise machine or drill press? I know I can cut the tenons on the table saw, but what about the mortises? Router table with a straight bit and chisel out the corners? Any tips for this?

795 views, 0 by Jeff Vandenberg

Jeff Vandenberg

Brass Screws

Woodworking Brass Screws Brass screws — they’ll drive you nuts. You have to be careful installing brass screws because the brass is soft, at least it’s a lot softer than steel screws we’re used to. So it’s easy to strip the slot or twist the...

966 views, 0 by Bill T

advice please

Hello everyone dont if this the right spot for this,but I am looking for some ideas/advice on a project I am working on.I am building some hot wheel car storage for some young kids in the family.I am starting with building a box and stacking...

699 views, 0 by TonyCan


Pay attention

Well, i was not paying attention when using my drill press today and i had a snag on the base. I wish the hole on the table was larger. I think i will have to make a table for it so i can drill freely.

1,428 views, 0 by Bo Peep

Bo Peep

Building A Workbench

My good old faithful workbench (apparently it’s actually a potting bench) is showing signs of old age and neglect. I have been looking after it as best I can but it is a bit more rickety now and the surface is uneven due to damp conditions. So...

1,595 views, 0 by Brian


Need help with draw pegs

I have a job building a screen for a roof terrace deck. The screen covers a mechanical bulkhead with AC condensers on the roof of the bulkhead. So far I have all my layout done and the upper section is done. The wood is cedar. The lower...

741 views, 0 by Kelly

Gloat Worthy?

I don’t know if this is gloatworthy, but I bought a Jet JMI 1014 off craigslist for $275.00. It included: - A set of (eight) “Benjamin’s Best” knives $100.00 - Two old knives, just because, and value unknown. - A few turning kits for...

686 views, 0 by new2it

shop smith 510

Looking for some wood working tools.i have a router, drill press ,table saw.I have seen this shop smith 510 for sale on kijiji has a drill press, lathe etc .So people say never buy a all in one tool?Other say the shop smith is a high quality unit?

294 views, 0 by Madts


An Ethical question

I have a lady friend that likes to do woodworking. As she does not have many tools, likes to come over and use my tools. My principle is that it is under my supervision, which is ok by her. When it comes to sharp tools I want to be there, say...

1,015 views, 0 by Mark44

Pallet Freak

Mark here and I’m 72 and mostly retired. I build a lot of different things exclusively from reclaimed lumber. I mostly deconstruct pallets, crates and large one off pallets used to transport heavy machinery. I have used old signs, mirrors, or...

1,545 views, 0 by Kelly

The Ultimate Dado Jig

This is my version of a router dado jig. While it shares much in common with others dado jigs, I believe my modifications to the general design make it easier and quicker to use than most others. In part, this is because the jig does not require...

1,052 views, 0 by Kelly


I have a Unisaw with a 52" fence. Needless to say, cutting a forty-five on 3/4" stock longer than its capabilities is a challenge. I could run against a sacrificial fence, but that requires me to rely on the cut portion, in back of the blade,...

856 views, 0 by Kelly

Gloating, Again

I live well away from civilization, so garage sales are rare. Usually, what we do have aren’t worth hitting, though you do come across the occasional gem. Last week, a family was clearing out their pop’s garage, in anticipation of moving him...